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Wire Taps: Gio Gonzalez vs Lucas Giolito; Stephen Strasburg stops short of no-no; Joe Ross to DL

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Washington Nationals news before this morning's series opener with the Milwaukee Brewers at 11:05 PM.

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Here's the latest from Nationals Park.

Gio vs Giolito
Should Lucas Giolito stay up, while the Nats re-purpose Gio Gonzalez? Or, should Gio Gonzalez stay where he is, while the Nats give Giolito some more time in the minors? It's Mike Rizzo's call - and it'll definitely be a tough one.

Bryce Harper confirms status as super-American with new cleats
If David Wright didn't exist, you would think Harper would get the title - especially considering the cleats that Under Armour drew up for him for today's game.

Strasburg, Baker discuss decision to stop short of no-hitter
The manager and his righty were thinking more about October, and less about the game at hand - especially considering that Strasburg was near 110 pitches by the end of the seventh inning.

Off-field recap for the last week of June
All the tweets! All the videos! All the Lucas Giolitos!

Strasburg returns, Ross to DL
Lucas Giolito stays up in the majors... for now.

Espinosa shines again at shortstop
Forgotten by baseball, and given up on by Mike Rizzo, Danny Espinosa showed again this weekend what made him such an exciting prospect six years ago.

Today's Game: Brewers vs Nationals - 11:05 AM (MASN, MLB Network, WJFK)
Probable Pitchers: Junior Guerra (5-1, 3.25 ERA) vs Max Scherzer (9-5, 3.30 ERA)